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After a Decade, Our VRF Zoning Systems Are Still Thriving


Ten Years of VRF

VRF zoning systems installed in 2004 at the
University of Southern California.

Ten years ago, we introduced our Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning systems as a solution for many HVAC needs. Soon after, the state-of-the-art technology was tapped as the HVAC solution in a University of Southern California sorority house. Sirius Mechanical, Moreno Valley, California, was so impressed by our system’s efficiency and functionality at the sorority house that it decided to specialize in our systems for both its commercial and residential work. “There’s just no better energy-efficient system,” said Randy Scholnick, director of sales for Sirius Mechanical.

The features in our VRF zoning products have improved over the years. The systems have become even more efficient, better designed and quieter, while continuing to require less piping, fewer fittings and minimal routine maintenance. Today, VRF zoning systems are 25 percent more efficient than traditional systems with many users seeing energy bills at half of what is expected. What’s more? The average life expectancy of our CITY MULTI® VRF zoning systems is 25 to 30 years, versus 15 to 20 years for a traditional commercial rooftop system, with a typical five- to seven-year payback period.

“This [Mitsubishi Electric VRF] product line has come pretty far in the last 10 years,” Scholnick concluded. “I can’t imagine that this technology will ever be obsolete. That’s why I think it is here to stay and going to get better and better.”